When She Said I Do (The Worthingtons #1) (Paperback)
St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9781250016126, 416pp.
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
When She Said I Do
Caught in a rainstorm, Miss Calliope Worthington takes shelter in a seemingly abandoned mansion. But when she finds a string of pearls in a dusty chest, she is caught red-handed by the house's reclusive owner—Mr. Ren Porter—a fiery demon of a man who demands that Callie pay for the necklace…with her innocence.
When he first lays eyes on the beautiful trespasser, Ren mistakes her for an angel. But when he realizes Callie is a thief, he strikes a bargain she cannot refuse. She must take his hand in marriage and pay him back in full: one night of passion for each stolen pearl. But when Callie surrenders to his desires—night after wicked night—he awakens something deep inside of her. Something powerful and passionate. Like a fairy tale come true, the monster she married has become the man she loves…when she said I do.
About the Author
Celeste Bradley is The New York Times bestselling author of Scoundrel in My Dreams, Desperately Seeking a Duke, and the Royal Four and Liars Club series, among many others. Prior to giving writing a try, Celeste was a professional artist. Believing that storytelling is as much of an art form, she applies those skills to writing. She is a two-time RITA Nominee and winner of the prestigious Historical Storyteller of the Year from Romantic Times Book Reviews. Mother of two teen divas, Southern-born Celeste lives in the Southwest. Her hobbies include gardening, jewelry making and collage. She feels very strongly that literacy can change lives.
Praise For When She Said I Do (The Worthingtons #1)…
“Bradley doesn't disappoint with the second in her Runaway Brides trilogy, which is certain to have readers laughing and crying. Her characters leap off the page, especially little year-old Melody, the precocious ‘heroine,' and her three fathers. There's passion, adventure, nonstop action, and secrets that make the pages fly by.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on ROGUE IN MY ARMS
“When it comes to crafting fairy tale–like, wonderfully escapist historicals, Bradley is unrivaled, and the second addition to her Runaway Brides trilogy cleverly blends madcap adventure and sexy romance.” —Booklist on ROGUE IN MY ARMS
“From its unconventional prologue to its superb conclusion, every page of the first in Bradley's Runaway Brides series is perfection and joy. Tinged with humor that never overshadows the poignancy and peopled with remarkable characters (especially the precocious Melody) who will steal your heart, this one's a keeper.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on DEVIL IN MY BED
“Part romantic comedy, part romantic suspense, and wholly entertaining, Devil in My Bed is a delight!” —Romance Reviews Today on DEVIL IN MY BED
“Laughter, tears, drama, suspense, and a heartily deserved happily-ever-after.” —All About Romance on DEVIL IN MY BED
“Passionate and utterly memorable. Witty dialogue and fantastic imagery round out a novel that is a must have for any Celeste Bradley fan.” —Romance Junkies on DUKE MOST WANTED
“A marvelous, delightful, emotional conclusion to Bradley's trilogy. Readers have been eagerly waiting to see what happens next, and they've also been anticipating a nonstop, beautifully crafted story, which Bradley delivers in spades.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on DUKE MOST WANTED
“This spectacular, fast-paced, sexy romance will have you in laughter and tears. With delightful characters seeking love and a title, [this] heartfelt romance will make readers sigh with pleasure.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on THE DUKE NEXT DOOR
“Not only fun and sexy but relentlessly pulls at the heartstrings. Ms. Bradley has set the bar quite high with this one!” —Romance Readers Connection on THE DUKE NEXT DOOR
“A humorous romp of marriage mayhem that's a love-and-laughter treat, tinged with heated sensuality and tenderness. [A] winning combination.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on DESPERATELY SEEKING A DUKE
“A tale of lies and treachery where true love overcomes all.” —Romance Junkies on DESPERATELY SEEKING A DUKE